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Henrik Fisker to unveil EV in August

Designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker will introduce an electric luxury car named E-Motion in August. Aimed at the Tesla S, the E-Motion sedan will offer 400 miles of range.   

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Chevy Bolt fleet nears 4.6M miles

The company estimates the Bolt has collectively saved around 175,000 gallons of gasoline, after just a few months of limited availability.   

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Borgward to build plant in Germany

Borgward was recently resurrected with help from BAIC, an automaker owned by the Chinese government. The brand plans to begin building a factory in its home town of Bremen, Germany, next year. The plant will produce an all-electric crossover, among other models. Production is tentatively scheduled to kick off in 2019.   http://bit.ly/2pdejUk

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GM fires nearly 2,700 in Venezuela

General Motors has reportedly fired nearly 2,700 employees in Venezuela by sending them a text message, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The company's Venezuelan plant hasn't produced a car since early 2016, and it was recently seized by the nation's government.   http://reut.rs/2pcLvLA

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Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased

Jaguar is getting ready to launch a second-generation of its XF Sportbrake wagon.   http://bit.ly/2penP9u

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Honda to bring back Passport nameplate?

A trademark application suggests Honda could resurrect the Passport nameplate. Launched in 1993, the Passport was a badge-engineered Isuzu Rodeo, and Honda's first entry into the light truck segment. The 21st century Passport could be a short-wheelbase variant of the Pilot.   http://bit.ly/2pct0qD

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Nissan prices 2017 Rogue Sport

The new Nissan Rogue Sport will arrive in showrooms next month. Pricing starts at $22,380 after a mandatory $940 destination charge is factored in. Front-wheel drive comes standard, and customers can add all-wheel drive for $1,350.   

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80-mile Mercedes SL sells at auction

A 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 with just 80 miles on the clock just sold for approximately $73,000. The convertible was stored indoors for decades because the owner lost the keys shortly after taking delivery.   http://bit.ly/2pcpRaf

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Mitsubishi launches Special Vehicle Projects division

Mitsubishi has launched a sub-division named Special Vehicle Projects (SVP). SVP is similar to Land Rover's SVO sub-brand, but right now it's only focusing on making visual modifications to cars. Its first model is a limited-edition L200 pickup named Barbarian.   http://bit.ly/2pcu2Tn

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Mercedes-AMG to open standalone showrooms in the UK

Mercedes-AMG will open a standalone showroom in the United Kingdom before the end of the year. Standalone stores are becoming a popular way for AMG to distance itself from parent company Mercedes-Benz. The brand already operates a standalone showroom in Tokyo, and it will soon open one in Sydney, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi.   http://bit.ly/2oZFgwf

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